Tag: spanish style

Madrid – Soaking up the Spanish Royalty

We visited Madrid during Easter. Beyond the yummylicious food, The Golden Triangle of Art, we stroll through the historic center, soaking in the Spanish royalty, culture, and history.
Then I saw something extraordinary…

Something about… Peru

Travel guide and useful tips for visiting Peru the first time.
Peru is always on my travel bucket list, and after I went, I have to say Peru is safe and incredible! Besides, Lima is known as the Gastronomical Capital of the Americas which has a lot to offer. So here are some useful tips for visiting Peru the first time!

Round the World in 1 Hot Day!

The old city center of Malacca is listed as a Unesco Heritage Site with architecture from different cultures, walking through the Melaka Heritage Trail is like “Round the world in one hot day”!

The best way to explore these heritages would be on foot, or, by trishaws…

A Quick Spin in the Old Town Manila

Manila Old Town

An easy way to take a quick spin of the old town Manila is to hire a horse carriage. The area is set up by the Spanish Conquistadors in the colonial times, and visitors could find Spanish style mansions, museums, churches, and fortresses – some of them are UNESCO World Heritages.

Back to 1953 – The Next Day…

The mission for the morning is to visit the four plazas in the Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the core of the original city. Apart from the heritage spots within the area, Havana is also filled with stories and antidotes about the legendary American novelist Ernest Hemingway…

The Gaudi’s Muse

Antoni Gaudi’s organic and unique style in architecture has influenced the world profoundly and I admire his work so much for a long time. “Organic” is such a great, and truthful word to describe Gaudi’s work. He regarded a building as a human body covered with skin, the structure itself were flesh and bones, so it’s curvy, and it has an element of randomness to the way he created art. He had lived a long life and left the world many great works to appreciate – most of them are in the Mediterranean city Barcelona.

Back to 1953

1953: the year when the Cuban Revolution took place and since then the time in Havana stood still, owing to the American embargo. This policy had Cuba perfectly preserved as a giant, spectacular open-air museum of 1950s communism without the American influence – the country has no chain stores, no fast food, no Coca Cola, no Starbucks, and even no outdoor advertising… the country, to a lot of travelers, is unique and fascinating.